When I think of spring, I think of words like fresh, new, bright, crisp and beautiful. It is a time that I have finally shaken off the holiday exhaustion I carried around most of January. It is also a time that marks summer vacation is within reach. This puts a little pep in my step and makes me want to pull out the apron and do some springtime baking.
When I think of light and fresh, I think of lemons. When I saw Lemon Oreos in the store recently, I knew it was time to make some family favorites; truffles. The result was a light and refreshing balance of sweet and tart. This Lemon Oreo Truffles recipe did not last long in my house, so I am guessing it won’t in yours either. Enjoy!
- 1 package of Lemon Oreos
- 8 oz. brick of full fat cream cheese – softened
- 1 Tablespoon solid shortening plus 1 Tablespoon
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup Wilton yellow chocolate melts
- Garnish: sugar crystals (optional)
- Zest of 2 lemons
Line a large cookie sheet with wax paper and set aside.
Finely crush the Lemon Oreos. I used a food processor but you could also place them in a Ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
Place the crushed Oreos into the refrigerator and chill for 15 minutes. This will make it easier to handle.
In a large mixing bowl, add the cream cheese and crushed Oreos. Mix with your hands until well incorporated.
Form the mixture into 24 one inch balls and place on the cookie sheet.
Place in the freezer for 15 minutes. This will help the chocolate coating to “set” faster.
In a microwave safe bowl, microwave 1 Tablespoon solid shortening for 40 seconds or until melted. Add the white chocolate chips and stir continuously until melted.
Dip 12 of the truffles into the melted white chocolate and place on wax-paper covered cookie sheet. Immediately garnish with lemon zest on top before the chocolate “sets.”
In a microwave safe bowl, microwave 1 Tablespoon solid shortening for 40 seconds or until melted. Add the yellow chocolate melts and stir continuously until melted.
Dip the remaining 12 balls into the melted yellow chocolate and place on the cookie sheet. Immediately garnish with lemon zest and sugared crystals (optional).
Wait 15 minutes for the chocolate to set.
ENJOY or chill until ready to serve.
Heather D. (@GirlGoneMom) saysMarch 29, 2016 at 3:06 pm
I actually have the ingredients which is dangerous. Love anything lemon flavored!
Pam saysMarch 29, 2016 at 3:10 pm
These look so good! I love lemon flavored desserts. They are so refreshing.
Paula Schuck saysMarch 29, 2016 at 3:35 pm
Those look absolutely divine. I love anything Oreo, but using it as a base for a lemon treat is absolute genius. I can’t wait to give these a try.
MELISASource saysMarch 29, 2016 at 3:37 pm
How yummy is that?! I love the look of these, and I’m sure I’ll love the taste. Oreo truffles are a big favorite in my house, so I know this one is going to be a hit.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysMarch 29, 2016 at 3:39 pm
Well, I know exactly what delicious treat I’ll be making this weekend. I’m sure they taste phenomenal, but what really sold me on these is their look. They are gorgeous.
Catherine S saysMarch 29, 2016 at 4:11 pm
These look amazing. I love Oreos and any dessert with lemon. I can’t wait to make this recipe.
Lady Lilith saysMarch 29, 2016 at 4:26 pm
This looks like a great treat. My mother loves lemony baked goods. Right up her alley.
Diana Elizabeth saysMarch 29, 2016 at 4:48 pm
This looks amazing – I love lemon now and now that spring is here, how perfect!! I had no idea OREO had lemon, must try!! 🙂
Gingermommy saysMarch 29, 2016 at 8:46 pm
Oh these look so yummy! My kids would totally love these. They look easy to make too
Marcie W. saysMarch 29, 2016 at 9:03 pm
I had no idea they made lemon Oreos but now I must have them. Citrus flavors always remind me of warm weather and sunshine.
jane miller saysMarch 29, 2016 at 9:20 pm
I love truffles and lemon girl scout cookies, sooooo I AM going to make these AND I am going to eat every one by myself as I don’t share food well! LOL You amaze me with some of your blogs!!! Thank you & keep up the goodies!
Theresa saysMarch 29, 2016 at 9:36 pm
Lemon is such a yummy springtime flavor! These truffles sound soooo good and look really pretty, too!
Annemarie LeBlanc saysMarch 29, 2016 at 10:33 pm
These lemon oreo truffles are easy to make! My daughter will be coming over this weekend to visit and we can make a large batch of this for the grandchildren to enjoy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Nicole Escat saysMarch 30, 2016 at 4:06 am
I really love oreo plus the lemon, it looks really yummy! It would be nice if you make more of them then sell it.
Liz Mays saysMarch 30, 2016 at 10:21 am
Yes please! The lemon flavored OREOs are some of my very favorites. This recipe looks fantastic!
MyTeenGuide saysMarch 30, 2016 at 11:24 am
These look amazing. I didn’t know there is a lemon oreo. I can’t wait to try the truffles.
Dawn McAlexander saysMarch 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Those sound really good! I hadn’t thought about lemon and Oreo together but now I am quite intrigued.
Seattle Travel Blogger saysMarch 30, 2016 at 3:48 pm
Looks like a great treat.
I like the easy way your directions read.
Crystal saysMarch 30, 2016 at 4:14 pm
I haven’t seen those Lemon Oreos yet, but I need them! Your truffles sound like the perfect springtime treat.
Toni saysMarch 30, 2016 at 4:58 pm
Lemon Oreos sound so good. I love that you made them into truffles! My mouth is watering now.
Dawn McAlexander saysMarch 30, 2016 at 11:55 pm
This looks super tasty. I would never have thought to combine lemon and Oreos. I will have to try this out!
Rosey saysMarch 31, 2016 at 5:07 am
What a fun way to use Oreos. I think these look great!
Tracey saysApril 4, 2016 at 7:01 pm
OH MY GOD! I need these in my life right now! These just look to die for. I will be trying this recipe out this weekend!
Shannon Gurnee saysApril 6, 2016 at 1:11 pm
I love lemon flavored treats! I’ve never tasted or tried making anything like this! Sounds like a yummy recipe!
mycraftingworld saysJuly 5, 2017 at 7:21 am
This sounds so good. I like the light taste of lemon too. I want to make these.
Rosie saysOctober 12, 2017 at 12:38 pm
I love lemon and cheese, they sound wonderful and are so easy to make. Perfect for part of a cookie tray!